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Old 11-05-2017, 02:36 PM   #1
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So how did you start playing the guitar? Why the guitar and not some other instrument?
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So how did you start playing the guitar? Why the guitar and not some other instrument?
Actually, my very first musical instrument was the clarinet (in Elementary School). It didnt last long, maybe a few months. I really wanted to play drums, but they didnt offer drum lessons in that school.

My introduction to guitar was my sister having a Cameo nylon string guitar that I started plunking around on, when I was around 13 years old. Somehow (and I have NO idea how) I figured out that if I placed the needle of a "close and play" phonograph on a string near the bridge, I could play that string amplified thru the phonograph.

Once I heard that, it was done... I've never put the guitar down from that point till now.
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I may have started playing drums, then piano. Guitar seemed like fun, I could play chords and sing a song with a guitar, and it's more portable than a piano. So when I was 14 years old my mom got me a guitar. It was an acoustic guitar, a Stella.
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I told my parents about 40 years ago that I wanted to play rock guitar. They sent me to a classical piano lessons instead. My teacher was an old lady who slept on our sessions. I self taught myself to play guitar. I skipped lunches and saved my lunch money to buy my first electric guitar. I learned playing on an electric guitar right away. I skipped playing on an acoustic.
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Ed Sullivan show, February 1964, the Beatles. I was totally blown away. I started guitar lessons that summer. That was the beginning of my journey to become a rock star. Still not a rock star.
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I started out playing snare drum in the elementary school band. Drums were too DRY, so I quit. When I was 15, my brother wanted a guitar and my sister bought him a $17 Marwin (same as a Stella). He lasted about 30 minutes because it made his fingers sore. I immediately picked it up and that's all it took. I learned whatever I could from everyone that I could and after about a year, I could strum about a dozen chords and could play the lead line to "I Walked The Line" and "Rebel Rouser". When I was 18, some friends asked me to play in their new band. When that happened, I was forced to learn a bunch of new tunes or get booted out of the band._That's when I decided that I needed professional instructions or give it up, so I started studying with a Professional in Richmond, Va. The rest is history.
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Ed Sullivan show, February 1964, the Beatles. I was totally blown away. I started guitar lessons that summer. That was the beginning of my journey to become a rock star. Still not a rock star.
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Actually, my very first musical instrument was the clarinet (in Elementary School). It didnt last long, maybe a few months. I really wanted to play drums, but they didnt offer drum lessons in that school.

My introduction to guitar was my sister having a Cameo nylon string guitar that I started plunking around on, when I was around 13 years old. Somehow (and I have NO idea how) I figured out that if I placed the needle of a "close and play" phonograph on a string near the bridge, I could play that string amplified thru the phonograph.

Once I heard that, it was done... I've never put the guitar down from that point till now.
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I may have started playing drums, then piano. Guitar seemed like fun, I could play chords and sing a song with a guitar, and it's more portable than a piano. So when I was 14 years old my mom got me a guitar. It was an acoustic guitar, a Stella.
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I started out playing snare drum in the elementary school band. Drums were too DRY, so I quit. When I was 15, my brother wanted a guitar and my sister bought him a $17 Marwin (same as a Stella). He lasted about 30 minutes because it made his fingers sore. I immediately picked it up and that's all it took. I learned whatever I could from everyone that I could and after about a year, I could strum about a dozen chords and could play the lead line to "I Walked The Line" and "Rebel Rouser". When I was 18, some friends asked me to play in their new band. When that happened, I was forced to learn a bunch of new tunes or get booted out of the band._That's when I decided that I needed professional instructions or give it up, so I started studying with a Professional in Richmond, Va. The rest is history.
Great stories guys. Isn't it great to remember how you started? Haha
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I told my parents about 40 years ago that I wanted to play rock guitar. They sent me to a classical piano lessons instead. My teacher was an old lady who slept on our sessions. I self taught myself to play guitar. I skipped lunches and saved my lunch money to buy my first electric guitar. I learned playing on an electric guitar right away. I skipped playing on an acoustic.

How your parents reacted?
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Old 11-05-2017, 08:37 PM   #10
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My whole family except for my mother plays music. "Father, brothers, uncles, aunts and so on. They have all played as long as I could remember. Sadly though I'm getting up there in age and there isn't many of them left. They all played more guitars than anything else so I have been around it for years and years unfortunately I never stuck with it until a few years ago. Now it's the only thing that keeps me going.
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